Classroom Inspiration

Sunday, 22 June 2014

One week to go!

The last 2 weeks have been hectic to say the least. For those of you who don't know I'm currently studying to gain my Catholic Accreditation, which so far has been nothing but stressful. Any of you who have completed an education course at university can attest to there being those first year units that have no relevance to teaching whats so ever. Add this unit to that list!

Not only has it no relevance at all to actually teaching Religious Education, it was also due right at the time of reports. Needless to say, myself and my three colleagues, who are also completing the accreditation, asked for a significant extension. I can honestly say it was the first essay I have ever written that I actually thought I wouldn't be able to complete. I was lucky enough to be given a study day on the day before it was due, in order to complete it. I have never worked so hard and furiously on an assignment before in my life!! and boy was I relieved when I finally submitted it. 

How well I did is yet to be seen...keep your fingers crossed for me! Let's hope next semester's unit has more to do with teaching. 

So as the title of this blog post suggests we have one week before mid semester holidays, YAY! For me this term has gone so quickly, and I'm beginning to see some significant growth in some of my little wonders. As is said in an earlier post, we have finally started our goal setting. With English, Classroom and 2 Maths goals already completed I'm feeling pretty good about them. I've been super impressed with how in tune the children are to what they need to improve on. 

To tie up all we have learnt in our 'Past and Present Family Life' inquiry unit, we have organised an excursion to Flagstaff Hill in Warrnambool. Flagstaff hill is a maritime museum and outdoor village tat provides a glimpse into the lifestyles and trades of the 1870's era. 
The kids are very excited about our visit, and I'm looking forward to taking lots of photos to share with you all. 

To my fellow Australian teachers, enjoy the last week before holidays.
To the rest of you, keep enjoying your summer vacation.

Happy teaching :)